It’s that time of year when romance is in the air and Valentines Day is right around the corner. Every year we take time from our long weekend life to try to make this day more than just a Hallmark holiday.Millions are spent on cards, chocolate, flowers, and stuffed animals trying to out do the year before. If you are into the tropical lifestyle and so is your partner there are a lot of other “close to home” and long distance getaways that can be romantic as well to celebrate Valentines day. Here are a couple of ideas we have come up with to help you.
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The long weekend lifestyle wouldn’t be complete without tropical eats. No matter where you are, the flavors of the tropics are usually not far away. This time around we will introduce you to some of the best and easiest to find tropical hangouts that are national chains and can be found almost anywhere your travels may take you.
Welcome back to the long weekend life snowbirds! It is time to make that annual pilgrimage to your vacation home in the south and enjoy the warm weather, sand, ocean, and relaxing lifestyle it offers. Many of you have been making the trip for years and have the packing down to a science.But we are here to help with the new trends and what to wear while your here so you don’t stand out as a tourist while you are here.
This may be especially helpful if you are coming from over seas to stay for a while. we see a number of families from Germany, the Netherlands and other areas over seas that have read things about visiting Florida and have maybe gotten some bad advice. we will try to clear things up for you here and now.
I hope your life is always one long weekend no matter how it is spent or where you are. Remember Sunsets are there to remind us everything has a different time but how amazing each time can be. A day is only twenty four hours. The common house fly lives only 24 hours and spends most of it looking for…..well you know. The butterfly spends some of it’s life in one form then changes mid stream to becomes something totally different but more beautiful.We are all different and how we decide to evolve and live those times is up to us. No matter what you believe we go through this life under a shadow but we all have faith in one more day. Many of us leave with unfinished to do lists, things we wished we had said and done and life still left to be lived, because everyone of us is still that little kid full of wonder inside wanting to know there is more. More to life and the experience, more to the wonder that is the planet we live on, so much more than our limited understanding and still more to come.
The term is throw around a lot when it comes to Jimmy Buffett fans. But where did it come from and how did it start? The truth to the story may not be as exciting as actually being one and participating. The term “Parrothead” was coined at a concert in Cincinnati when Jimmy was commenting on all the various forms of dress the fans had showed up in. The typical aloha shirts, fin hats, parrot hats and hula skirts, etc. he looked out at the crowd and mentioned it is great having fans like the Grateful Dead who were so dedicated to the music and lifestyle. Timothy B. Schmidt who was in Jimmy’s band the Coral Reefers at the time them mentioned maybe they should be called “Parrotheads” and the term stuck. Since then the term has evolved some.
The legend of the Hawiian shirt starts with it not even being called a Hawiian shirt ironically. Originally called the Aloha shirt and created in the 1930’s in Waikki the first versions were created out of leftover kimono cloth. The local newspaper caught onto the fad and coined the term Aloha shirt. Ellery Chun the creator of the shirts immediately trademarked the name and ran advertisements for them in 1935.
With summer here and four kids at home it is always a good time to find something to keep them occupied and have some fun as a family while living our long weekend life. If we want to be able to relax and enjoy our time together activity is imperative for the kids so they are not “bored”.
“Staycations”, are they worth it or not? First let’s define a “staycation” as it is a relatively new term being thrown around because of the economy. A “staycation” is a vacation of sorts only you find new things to do and see in the area around your hometown. It could be an overnight trip or a one tank trip but for the most part a “staycation” is exactly how it sounds.
Yep, saw this on Facebook so it must be true. Today (June 22)is National No Panty Day which can only mean one thing…….take the day off, break out the bathing suit and head to the beach! That’s what any good Long Weekend Life reader would do right?
ok Long weekend Lifers it’s time to break out those flip flops and celebrate! Today is apparently National Flip Flop day! I know! Who Knew right? Well apparently Tropical Smoothie Café created National Flip Flop Day six years ago and customers wearing flip flops can come into any of the 300+ Tropical locations, 2-7 p.m., Friday, June 15th and receive a free Jetty Punch Smoothie.